Windows 10: Need help regarding cloning/partition/transfer to a new SSD

Discus and support Need help regarding cloning/partition/transfer to a new SSD in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello guys. tomorrow, I'll be adding a new SSD to my laptop (SSD to the main disk drive and the old HDD to the optical(CD) drive, comment if anything... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/lel_73, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. /u/lel_73 Win User

    Need help regarding cloning/partition/transfer to a new SSD


    Hello guys. tomorrow, I'll be adding a new SSD to my laptop (SSD to the main disk drive and the old HDD to the optical(CD) drive, comment if anything is wrong over here)

    anyways, I am wondering about whether or not to make partition beforehand with only and only windows OS files, so as to transfer the OS without any problems. also, please help me with this process as I am quite unfamiliar with it.

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    /u/lel_73, Jun 26, 2020
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  2. Darkmind Win User

    partition cloning help!

    Well I just bought a SATA seagate 320gb 7200.10 hard drive. I had to get a power adapter, but anyway. It's in as Drive F (did disk management). Now all I want to do is clone the partition from my old hard drive to my new hard drive. Copy windows and everything else over on my new hard drive, take out my old drive and then use the new drive as the primary C drive. I have norton ghost, and partition magic. I heard ghost is much better. Could someone tell me step by step how to accomplish this? I think I know how, but I do NOT wanna take any chances here..
     
    Darkmind, Jun 26, 2020
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  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Need help transferring my Windows install to an SSD

    Hi folks

    an easy way also is to get a USB2/3--->SATA connector so you can do the entire install to your SSD as an external drive and then simply install the new ssd and re-boot.

    Connect the new ssd to a USB2/3 port via the connector for the CLONE operation.


    Need help regarding cloning/partition/transfer to a new SSD [​IMG]


    on a 500GB SSD simply CLONE your old HDD (Free macrium is probably the easiest)

    Now with a partition manager or similar increase the size of the partition on the new ssd to what you need.

    This is one of the rare cases I'd recommend CLONE over IMAGE - with image in this case you need to image and restore - not forgetting system reserved partitions - and this is fiddly when simply using one HDD as you'll need to create a separate partition for the IMAGE.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jun 26, 2020
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  4. cadaveca Win User

    Need help regarding cloning/partition/transfer to a new SSD

    Moving to SSD. Clone or not to clone?

    I kinda agree with you, but on a wholr, do not. While I have done things a bit differently than this specific situation, by installing Windows directly to the SSD, and cloning after, my testing shows that there are no issues doing this, very little that can go wrong, provided your system is stable.

    There are certain features that must be disabled in this situation, like auto defrag and such, but even with a fresh install to the SSD, you need to take steps to ensure that you SSD performs properly, regardless of how the data got there.

    Arming yourself with a bit of knowledge can go a long way.

    Installing the latest chipset driver, and the RST Tools, will ensure optimal performance of the SSD. but rather than taking my advice, I suggest the OP takes a look here:

    http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sand...7-and-ssds-to-clone-windows-or-reinstall.aspx

    Installing The SSD - Install A Solid State Drive In Your Notebook | Tom's Hardware

    Keep in mind, also, Digibucc, that many retail drives include software and such that very specifically is to be used to ttranser the OS from an existing mechanical drive to an SSD, and if there really was alot fo issues stemming from the cloning process, they would not have packages like that, simply to eliminate tech support costs. While not the optimal option, cloning is NOT a bad thing, as long as you take the nessecary steps.
     
    cadaveca, Jun 26, 2020
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